Sergio Perez and Nico Hülkenberg. Photo: Force India
Force India has again put its two cars in the top ten of the starting grid. Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Pérez have been classified in positions eighth and ninth, overcome surprisingly by the Haas Romain Grosjean. A small disappointment was compensated for by the removal in the Q2 of the Williams of Bottas and Massa, the rivals of the team from Silverstone in the fight for the fourth place in the Constructors ‘ World.
Just 61 thousandths separated the German from his fellow mexican. Both had reached the final round after a tough Q2 in which Sergio was eighth and Nico tenth. For the latter, in his penultimate race with the team (in 2017, will join Renault), the end result was the expected, although he regretted not having made a good exit of the last corner in his attempt to final.
I Am happy and I think that the eighth was the limit. My laps were clean, although in the end I did not get out of the last curve, which has resisted all weekend. But we have a good car to be able to complete the job and score some good points. The long runs of Friday were promising, although we will have to see what happens with the time. The prognosis is similar, but if it rains a little more things will be more animated.
In similar terms was expressed Sergio Perez, which highlighted the improvement in the behavior of his car from the Friday’s free, and like his partner said they had lost some time in the last curve.
, We took a big step from the free and it was enough to pass to Q3. The classification has been very fought, especially in Q1, with very small differences between the classification and the removal. Nico and I have been very close throughout the session, but in the end I made a mistake in the last corner which cost me some time. But in general we should be happy, we have left behind to fast cars and I think that in the race we will be strong.
remember that Force India beat Williams in nine points in the fight for the fourth position in the table of constructors. A difference, of increase after the race, I would leave them in prime position to obtain the best ranking in its history, missing the last race in Abu Dhabi.